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Saving Our Pennies + $50 Kleenex Brand Giveaway!

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 8, 2014 · 83 comments

I'm always surprised at the amount of loose change my kids find laying around. They're masters at spotting dropped change in parking lots, coins left in return change slots on pop machines, nickels wedged into park benches, etc...

I suppose they come by it honestly. I remember being 16 years old, searching the couch cushions for loose change to put a few gallons of gas in my car -- you know, back when gas was like $0.89 a gallon.

These days spare change doesn't go nearly as far when filling up your gas tank, but that doesn't mean that we should just cast it aside. Those pennies and dimes still add up to dollars over time!

A couple of years ago we decided, as a family, to save all of our loose change. I set out a mason jar in the kitchen, which was quickly filled to overflowing. So I purchased a vintage glass water jug off of One Kings Lane, and now it sits in our entryway where it's easy for each family member to drop in their contributions.

Oh, we're a loooonnnngg way from filling it up, but we definitely have a goal in mind.... These days my kids like to show it off to their friends and tell them it's our "Hawaii fund." I honestly don't even know if our jug can hold enough change to pay for our family of 7 to take a trip to Hawaii, but by the time we (hopefully) fill it up, all of our kids should be old enough to fully enjoy and cherish the memories of such a trip.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching my kids delight in checking the rising level of our saved pennies (and nickels, dimes and quarters), knowing that they're learning how to make a conscious decision to save.

What is your family saving for? Share in the comments and you could win a Kleenex Brand prize package valued at $50!

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Today, one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will his or her choice of $50 in Kleenex Brand products!!! Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered to win...



Be sure to check out the Pick Up The Values website for more valuable printable coupons, including savings on Kleenex Brand items!

This post is brought to you by Kimberly-Clark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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ALDI truth #72: You can stretch your appetite and your dollar.

Isn't that so true? ALDI has always been one of my favorite sources for rock bottom prices on produce, but they're so much more than that. Did you know that ALDI offers more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets?

And that's not even scratching the surface -- you'll also find amazing prices on Fresh USDA Choice meats, award-winning wines and incredible outdoor entertaining items.

What, you didn't know that ALDI carries wine?!? I know what you're thinking, but I'll let you in on a little secret -- it's really very good. I had the opportunity to do a blind taste test of several varieties at an event a few years ago, and I chose the ALDI brand for every pairing but one. Impressive taste, and your wallet will be thanking you when you hit the register!

ALDI recently released its 2014 Summer Catalog to help you entertain in style, while staying within your budget. The catalog showcases everything from sizzling BBQ items, outdoor entertaining pieces, colorful recipes and more!

I am absolutely in love with this little wooden bistro set that folds up for easy storage. Can you believe it's priced at just $49.99? A little swipe of oil at the end of each summer, and this set should last for many years, making it a fabulous value.

I know I already mentioned the produce, but I wanted to point out that ALDI is a great source for organic produce, as well! And be sure to check out their SimplyNature line for a steal on frozen organic berries. They're at least $1 cheaper than what I've price in other store in my area, fueling my morning smoothie addiction without emptying my wallet.

And if you need a little inspiration on what to do with that wonderful produce and more, check out the Summer Recipes on the ALDI website. I'm drooling over these Mango, Strawberry, Coconut or Walnut Paletas. Don't they look amazing?!?

I'm so thrilled to share that ALDI has provided me with two (2) $50 ALDI gift certificates to give away to two lucky Deal Seeking Mom Readers!

To enter, share how close your local Aldi store is to you!

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

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Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment.  How close is your local Aldi store? Check it out using the ALDI store locator.

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Prize:
Two (2) $50 Aldi Gift Cards as described above.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

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Enter To Win A $25 Walgreens Gift Card! #IceCreamRun

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 10, 2014 · 185 comments

It’s finally summer again... time to treat yourself! Stop into your local Walgreens to grab what you are craving. Ice cream from Walgreens is ideal for hot summer nights with the entire family, and it’s super convenient so you don’t have to make that grocery store stop or wait around for the ice cream truck!!!

How about a little extra cash to fund your splurge? I've got a $25 Walgreens gift card to give away to one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader today! Use it to pick up your favorite brand of ice cream -- and maybe a couple of other necessities, as well.

Will you take home a box of Magnum bars? Or maybe a carton of Breyers ice cream? Ooh, what about some Klondike bars? Share your favorite ice cream treat in the comments to win!

GIVEAWAY:

Share your favorite ice cream treat for a chance to win a $25 Walgreens gift card!

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Indulgences never felt or tasted so good... Magnum is the most premium, sophisticated and indulgent chocolate and ice cream experience imaginable, made with Belgian Chocolate.

Seriously, I hide these yummy ice cream bars waaayyyyyy in the back of the freezer to treat myself when I'm sure all of the kids are tucked in for the night -- not sharing these babies! Surely I'm not the only one who does this, right?

Have a toast to blissful, chocolatey pleasure and head into a Safeway and grab a participating box of Magnum for $1 off! Offer valid in-store.

Then Discover your Chocolatey Bliss, by taking the Magnum personality quiz. Answer questions to reveal your Magnum flavor profile, then enter for a chance to win a variety of prizes. I took the quiz and got Magnum Gold?! as my result.

Now it’s your turn -- share a link to your e-card result in the comments below to win a $50 Safeway gift card!

GIVEAWAY:

Share your e-card result in the comments below for a chance to win a $50 Safeway gift card! Take the quiz, here: http://bit.ly/1rNTvwF

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Indulgences never felt or tasted so good... Magnum is the most premium, sophisticated and indulgent chocolate and ice cream experience imaginable, made with Belgian Chocolate.

Seriously, I hide these yummy ice cream bars waaayyyyyy in the back of the freezer to treat myself when I'm sure all of the kids are tucked in for the night -- not sharing these babies! Surely I'm not the only one who does this, right?

Right now you can grab a participating box of Magnum or Fruttare for only $3 at Target. Plus, there are Target printable coupons for each, making them just $2.50 each!

Magnum Ice Cream Bars or Fruttare Fruit Bars, $3
$1/2 Magnum or Magnum Gold Ice Cream Bars Target printable
$1/2 Fruttare Fruit Bars Target printable
$2.50 ea. after printable coupon!

This special pricing is only available through 7/5/14, so don't wait!

GIVEAWAY:

Post what Magnum or Fruttare flavor is your favorite on any social network and link to it in the comments below for a chance to win 1 of 10 FREE boxes of Magnum at Target!

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Monday, June 30, 2014 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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